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February 14, 2013
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Mich. spa team introduces electrical "body sculpting"
    Two spa partners are introducing a technology they say is a noninvasive way to reduce the appearance of body fat. "Electro Body Sculpting" uses electrical stimulation to reduce pockets of fat, say Brenda Grund and Joni Johnson, owners of Instafirm Body Wraps & Spa in Troy, Mich. The technology has been around for some time, but hasn't been widely used outside of Europe and California. The Oakland Press (Pontiac, Mich.) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Shambala launches new Brazilian spa
    Reiki, massages that range from sport to Swedish and "Mystery School" spiritual training all are part of the menu at spa operator Shambala's new spa in Santa Catarina, Brazil. It's the second Brazilian spa opened by co-founders Eric Thompson and Liza Rossi. (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Rundown 
  • Drinkable cosmetics could make it big in U.S.
    Popular in Asia, "nutricosmetics" could start to make a splash in the West, trend watchers say. The beauty drinks, some of which contain antioxidants, collagen and other good-for-the-skin ingredients, haven't yet taken hold in the U.S., but market research from NPD Group suggests the potential is there. (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sales of high-end goods on the rise
    Some research shows that luxury items such as high-end cosmetics are experiencing a resurgence in sales. "Trends in luxury consumption in the U.S. have continued to outperform overall consumer trends," said Antoine Belge, HSBC luxury-goods analyst. (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • New wave of visitors revives travel in Caribbean
    The number of people visiting the Caribbean last year -- about 25 million -- was up about 5% from the year before, a sign that tourism is rebounding in the region. Hotel occupancy was up 7% and revenue was up nearly 9%. "The region as a whole has regained ground lost in the heat of the global economic depression," said Beverly Nicholson-Doty, chairwoman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Dayton Daily News (Ohio)/The Associated Press (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  Customer Service 
  • After the Groupon: How to get customers to return
    To keep group coupon customers from being one-time clients, give them a reason to return with a future discount, suggests Connie Certusi, general manager of Sage's Small Business Solutions. Certusi also recommends capturing the coupon customers' data so you can communicate future offers, avoiding a discount of your business' signature service, and rewarding clients who are active in your firm's social media campaigns. Small Business Computing (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  • Want to find love on the job? Try these careers
    Who knew love was in the air in the financial services industry? Or that a tech job could be the road to romance? A new study from CareerBuilder found that those two careers, along with jobs in the fields of hospitality, health care and professional and business services were the top five fields for office romances. (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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